The Story of the Tablet of the City of Ararat

The Story of the Tablet of the City of Ararat

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...shaping the destiny of Western New York, yet comparatively little is recorded of them. The elder Israel Chapin was born at Hatfield, Mass., in 1740 or '41. In the Revolution he commanded a company of minute-men (1775-1778), rose to be colonel and, at the close of the war, brigadier general. He was one of the pioneer founders of Canandaigua, coming to that place in 1789, and removing his family thither in 1790. General Knox, when Secretary of War, made General Chapin General Agent for Indian Affairs of the United States. A large part of his activities were devoted to the New York State Indians. He attended the treaty of Buffalo Creek in 1793, and his portrait appears in a sketch which was made on that occasion, showing a group of the principal participants in the treaty.' General Chapin died at Canandaigua in 1795; and such was the esteem in which he was held by the Indians, that many of them attended his funeral, where Red Jacket shed tears as he made a funeral speech, in behalf of the Six Nations, extolling their departed friend. They gave a belt of black Wampum, and covered his grave with leaves and flowers. Such were not always the Indians' tribute to the white man's memory! His son, Israel, succeeded the father as Superintendent of Indian Affairs. It was to him that the Tuscaroras entrusted their mission to the Holland Land Company's 1. This drawing ls reproduced in Volume VI, Buffalo Historical Society Publications, p. 497. agent, sending the Wampum belt to confirm their words. In due course Mr. Cazenove replied as follows: PHILADELPHIA, 31 Jany. 1799. Capt. ISRAEL CHAPIN, Agent of the U. S. for Indian Aflairs. Sm--I have received your letter of the 27th inst, and also the belt of wampom sic presented by...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850254
  • 9781236850256